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Galaxies, galaxies everywhere - as far as NASA's Hubble Space Telescope can see. This view of nearly 10,000 galaxies is the deepest visible-light image of the cosmos. Called the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, this galaxy-studded view represents a "deep" core sample of the universe, cutting across billions of light-years. The snapshot includes galaxies of various ages, sizes, shapes, and colors. The smallest, reddest galaxies, about 100, may be among the most distant known, existing when the...
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Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=1463
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A selection of our solar system's natural satellites are shown here to scale compared to the Earth and its moon. *Image Credit*: NASA
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Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Earth, What -- Moon
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=2823
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Still from video of Jan 19, 2012 long duration solar flare and coronal mass ejection (CME) which is expect to reach Earth on Jan 21, 2012. Credit: NASA/SDO › Link to associated news item
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Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/gallery/011912-flare.html
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The Goddard Space Flight Center was named in honor of Dr. Robert Goddard, a pioneer in rocket development. Dr. Goddard received patents for a multi-stage rocket and liquid propellants in 1914 and published a paper describing how to reach extreme altitudes six years later. That paper, "A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes," detailed methods for raising weather-recording instruments higher than what could be achieved by balloons and explained the mathematical theories of rocket...
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Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Moon, Where -- Goddard Space...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=1754
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The crew of STS-85 used a 35mm camera with a time exposure to record this image of the southern lights or Aurora Australis. The vertical stabilizer of the Space Shuttle Discovery appears in the foreground. Image credit: NASA
Topics: What -- STS-85, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/171269main_image_feature_776_ys_full.jpg
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Where do meteor showers originate? To help answer this question, astronomers studied his past weekend's Quadrantid meteor shower. In particular, astronomers with specialized cameras flew as part of the Quadrantid's Multi-Instrument Aircraft Campaign (MAC) aboard a NASA DC-8 aircraft above northern Canada and studied the meteor shower in unprecedented detail. Pictured above is a composite image combining many short exposures. Visible in the image are the tail of the airplane reflecting a red...
Topics: What -- Beacon, Where -- Canada
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/207651main_quadrantids_vaubaillon_big_full.jpg
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This is an artist's concept of our Heliosphere as it travels through our galaxy with the major features labeled. Termination Shock: Blowing outward billions of kilometers from the Sun is the solar wind, a thin stream of electrically charged gas. This wind travels at an average speed ranging from 300 to 700 kilometers per second (700,000 - 1,500,000 miles per hour) until it reaches the termination shock. At this point, the speed of the solar wind drops abruptly as it begins to feel the effects...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/multimedia/Heliosphere.html
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The sun and its atmosphere consist of several zones or layers. From the inside out, the solar interior consists of the core, the radiative zone, and the convection zone. The solar atmosphere is made up of the photosphere, the chromosphere, a transition region, and the corona. Beyond the corona is the solar wind, which is actually an outward flow of coronal gas. The sun's magnetic fields rise through the convection zone and erupt through the photosphere into the chromosphere and corona. The...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/multimedia/Sunlayers.html
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Diagram of the layers within Earth's atmosphere. Troposphere The troposphere starts at the Earth's surface and extends 8 to 14.5 kilometers high (5 to 9 miles). This part of the atmosphere is the most dense. Almost all weather is in this region. Stratosphere The stratosphere starts just above the troposphere and extends to 50 kilometers (31 miles) high. The ozone layer, which absorbs and scatters the solar ultraviolet radiation, is in this layer. Mesosphere The mesosphere starts just above the...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/multimedia/atmosphere-layers2.html
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Artist concept of the Sun's Layers. Credit: NASA
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/multimedia/Sunlayers-unlabeled.html
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A magnetosphere is that area of space, around a planet, that is controlled by the planet's magnetic field. The shape of the Earth's magnetosphere is the direct result of being blasted by solar wind. The solar wind compresses its sunward side to a distance of only 6 to 10 times the radius of the Earth. A supersonic shock wave is created sunward of Earth called the Bow Shock. Most of the solar wind particles are heated and slowed at the bow shock and detour around the Earth in the Magnetosheath....
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/multimedia/magnetosphere2.html
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The 2010 Perseid meteor shower is fully underway! This composite image shows the same Perseid meteor streaking over Lake Erie, seen from six different observing stations. The University of Western Ontario operates a network of eight all-sky cameras, and on the evening of Aug. 8, 2010, six of the stations recorded separate views of the same Perseid meteor. At approximately 9:59 p.m. EDT, this confirmed Perseid meteor was first detected at an altitude of 75 miles over Lake Erie, near the city of...
Topic: Where -- Ohio
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/474118main_composite_colorized_full.jpg
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The 2010 Perseid meteor shower is lighting up the August skies. This image shows two composite views taken on the night of Aug. 11, 2010. The image on the left shows a collection of observations taken from 42 single station events over Huntsville, Ala. The image on the right shows a composite view from 39 single station events over Chickamauga, Ga. Image credit: NASA/MSFC/D. Moser, NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/475179main_composite_perseids_full.jpg
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A pale green interloper among the stars of Cassiopeia, Comet Hartley 2 shines in this four-minute exposure taken on the night of Sept. 28, 2010, by NASA astronomer Bill Cooke. Still too faint to be seen with the unaided eye, the comet was 18 million miles away from Earth at the time. Cooke took this image using a telescope located near Mayhill, N.M., which he controlled via the Internet from his home computer in Huntsville, Ala. Comet-watching from the comfort of your living room? Modern...
Topics: What -- Cassiopeia, What -- Earth, What -- Sun, What -- Dawn
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/484976main_hartley2_sept2010_full.jpg
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Over 100 meteors are recorded in this composite image taken during the peak of the Geminid meteor shower, Dec 13 -14, using an all-sky camera operated by the Meteoroid Environment Office at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. A fish-eye view of the surrounding nighttime landscape at the Automated Lunar and Meteor Observatory can also be seen. Credit: NASA/MSFC/Danielle Moser, NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office
Topic: Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/506311main_20101214_MAXstack_03_full.jpg
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Artist rendition of FASTSat spacecraft
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/missions/mission_fastsat.html
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An artist's concept of the ARTEMIS spacecraft in orbit around the Moon. Credit: NASA
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/missions/mission_artemis.html
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Artist rendition of SDO spacecraft.
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/missions/mission_sdo.html
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Artist rendition of STEREO spacecraft.
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/missions/mission_stereo.html
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Artist rendition of IBEX spacecraft.
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/missions/mission_ibex.html
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Artist rendition of SPP spacecraft.
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/missions/mission_spp.html
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Artist rendition of RBSP spacecraft.
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/missions/mission_rbsp.html
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Artist rendition of MMS spacecraft.
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/missions/mission_mms.html
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The still image of the large X2 flare seen by Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) in extreme ultraviolet light on February 15, 2011, enlarged and superimposed on an image of SOHO's C2 coronagraph for the same period. › Link to associated news item
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/gallery/20110214-xflare.html
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SDO catches the action when the sun sends out a double shot. Credit: NASA/SDO › Link to associated news item
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/gallery/012811double.html
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This aurora over Valkeakoski, Finland on September 15, 2000 resulted from the September 12 coronal mass ejection featured in the video above. Credit: Tom Eklund › Link to associated news item
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/gallery/111810explosions.html
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This Solar Dynamics Observatory image of the Sun taken on January 10 in extreme ultraviolet light captures a dark coronal hole just about at sun center. Coronal holes are areas of the Sun's surface that are the source of open magnetic field lines that head way out into space. They are also the source regions of the fast solar wind, which is characterized by a relatively steady speed of approximately 800 km/s (about 1.8 million mph). As the sun continues to rotate, the high speed solar wind...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/gallery/011111holes.html
NASA's STEREO spacecraft watched as an eruptive prominence rose up and arched out in a horseshoe shape far above the Sun's surface (Aug. 25, 2010). The image shows the action in an extreme UV wavelength as an eruptive prominence churns, then rises up, arches out, and finally breaks apart and dissipates above the solar surface. Prominences are clouds of relatively cool gases suspended in the Sun's hot corona by magnetic fields that sometimes break loose to create these dramatic eruptions. This...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/gallery/082710prominence.html
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On January 4, the Hinode satellite captured these breathtaking images of an annular solar eclipse. An annular eclipse occurs when the moon, slightly more distant from Earth than on average, moves directly between Earth and the sun, thus appearing slightly smaller to observers' eyes; the effect is a bright ring, or annulus of sunlight, around the silhouette of the moon. Hinode, a Japanese mission in partnership with NASA, NAOJ, STFC, ESA, and NSC, currently in Earth orbit, is studying the Sun to...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/gallery/010611hinode.html
A very long solar filament that had been snaking around the Sun erupted Dec. 6, 2010 with a flourish. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) caught the action in dramatic detail in extreme ultraviolet light of Helium. It had been almost a million km long ((about half a solar radius) and a prominent feature on the Sun visible over two weeks ago before it rotated out of view. Filaments are elongated clouds of cooler gases suspended above the Sun by magnetic forces. They are rather unstable and...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/gallery/120610filament.html
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SOHO's 2000th comet, spotted by a Polish amateur astronomer on December 26, 2010. Credit: SOHO/Karl Battams › Link to associated news item
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/gallery/122810comet.html
An artist's rendition of the five THEMIS space spacecrafts traveling through the magnetic field lines around Earth. Credit: NASA › Link to associated news item
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/gallery/013111speedy.html
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This cutaway model shows a red “shelf” layer of a Kuiper Belt object peeking through the thin, darkened crust above so that the object appears red in telescopes. Credit: NASA/Conceptual Image Lab/Tyler Chase › Link to associated news item
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/gallery/102710kuiper-labeled.html
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Eleven years in the life of the Sun, spanning most of solar cycle 23, as it progressed from solar minimum to maximum conditions and back to minimum (upper right) again, seen as a collage of ten full-disk images of the lower corona. Of note is the prevalence of activity and the relatively few years when our Sun might be described as “quiet.” Credit: NASA
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/multimedia/solarcycle23.html
Technological infrastructure affected by space weather events include satellites, aircraft, and power grids. A web of inter-dependencies makes the modern economy especially sensitive to solar storms. This is why advancing the understanding of the causes of space weather and improving its forecasting are critical goals. Credit: NASA
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/multimedia/Tech-affects.html
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A sunspot prediction for solar cycle 24. Planning for satellite orbits and space missions often require knowledge of solar activity levels years in advance. Current prediction for the next sunspot cycle maximum gives a smoothed sunspot number maximum of about 58 in July of 2013. As of March 2011, we are over two years into Cycle 24. The predicted size would make this the smallest sunspot cycle in nearly 200 years. Credit: NASA/MSFC/Hathaway
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/multimedia/sunspot-prediction-cycle24.html
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A solar prominence (also known as a filament when viewed against the solar disk) is a large, bright feature extending outward from the Sun's surface. Prominences are anchored to the Sun's surface in the photosphere, and extend outwards into the Sun's hot outer atmosphere, called the corona. A prominence forms over timescales of about a day, and stable prominences may persist in the corona for several months, looping hundreds of thousands of miles into space. Scientists are still researching how...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/multimedia/solar-prominence.html
Graphic of proposed IRIS spacecraft. The IRIS instrument is a multi-channel imaging spectrograph with a 20 cm UV telescope. IRIS will obtain spectra along a slit (1/3 arcsec wide), and slit-jaw images. Credit: NASA
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/missions/mission_iris.html
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This model is an indication of the complexity of the ionosphere-thermosphere-mesosphere (ITM) system of planet Earth and the range of physical processes operating. Credit: NASA/J. Grobowsky
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/multimedia/itm-processes.html
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Artist's rendition of one of the two identical Voyager Spacecraft in space. Credit: NASA
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/missions/mission_voyager.html
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A "sun grazing" comet as caught by Solar and Heliospheric Observatory's (SOHO) Large Angle Spectrometric Coronagraph (LASCO) C2 camera as it dived toward the sun on July 5 and July 6. SOHO is the overwhelming leader in spotting sungrazers, with over 2000 spotted to date, aided by the fact that the sun's bright light is itself blocked out by the coronograph. The SOHO LASCO C2 camera images the inner solar corona up to 8.4 million kilometers (5.25 million miles) away from the Sun....
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/gallery/comet-streaks-sun.html
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SOHO/LASCO C2 image of the spectacular June 7, 2011 coronal mass ejection (CME). This image was taken by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) Large Angle and Spectrometric Coronagraph (LASCO) C2 coronograph which images the corona from about 1.5 to 6 solar radii. Credit: NASA/SOHO › Link to related news item
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/gallery/20110607-sohoC2.html
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July 21, 2011: Space shuttle Atlantis landed at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, wrapping up the final mission of NASA's space shuttle program. At 08:27:48 UT, just 21 minutes before the deorbit burn, astrophotographer Thierry Legault captured what might be the last picture of Atlantis in space--and it was a solar transit. › Link to associated news item
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/gallery/20110721-atlantis-transit.html
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July 21, 2011: Space shuttle Atlantis landed at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, wrapping up the final mission of NASA's space shuttle program. At 08:27:48 UT, just 21 minutes before the deorbit burn, astrophotographer Thierry Legault captured what might be the last picture of Atlantis in space--and it was a solar transit. › Link to associated news item
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/gallery/20110721-atlantis-transit-zoom.html
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An active region, observed in extreme ultraviolet light (193 angstrom) by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, burst out with a short-lived M9.3 flare. The flare originated from active region 1261 and began at about 10:02 p.m. EDT and ended around 10:12 p.m. EDT on July 29, 2011. Because the location of the eruption and its sunspot at that time, the associated high-energy particles went wide of Earth and had little terrestrial effects. The region that unleashed the flare has now rotated to be...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/gallery/news072911-m9flare.html
A widespread display of auroras erupted late Friday and into Saturday, August 5 and 6, when the August 3, 2011 double-CME hit Earth's magnetic field and sparked a G4-category geomagnetic storm. Auroras were visible in the continental U.S. in Utah, Nebraska and Colorado and in Europe as far south as England, Germany and Poland. This image was taken by Scott Lowther in Thatcher, Utah on August 6, 2011. "The auroras were just barely visible to the naked eye here in Utah as a pink glowing dome...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/gallery/dbl-punch-aurora.html
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An x-class flare began at 3:48 AM EDT on August 9, 2011 and peaked at 4:05 AM. The flare burst from sun spot region AR11263, before it rotated out of view. The image here was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) in extreme ultraviolet light at 131 Angstroms. This image is from the beginning of the event just before the satellite sensors were overwhelmed by energetic particles. Credit: NASA/SDO/AIA › Link to associated news item
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/gallery/20110809-x7Flare.html
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An X1.4 class flare erupted from the sun, peaking at 7:01 AM ET on September 22. The flare came from sunspot N15E88, which is just moving into view as the sun rotates. This flare has caused elevated proton levels on the East (left) side of the sun. Associated with this flare, there was a significant CME that began around 7:24 AM ET. The image taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory, is shown in multiple wavelengths of light simultaneously (211, 193, 171 angstrom). The different wavelength...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/gallery/20110922-x1.4flare.html
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The sun let loose with at least six coronal mass ejections (CMEs) -- solar phenomena that can send solar particles into space and affect electronic systems in satellites -- from 7 PM ET on September 18, 2011 until 1 PM on September 19. The ejections appear to come from points scattered over the surface of the sun. Two CME's dissipated quickly, but four continue to spread outward from the sun. NASA models suggest that the leading edge of one CME will pass by Earth at around 5 PM ET on Sep 21, at...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/gallery/20110920-6cmes.html
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The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured this image of the X1.9 class solar flare from November 3, 2011. Credit: NASA/SDO › Link to associated news item
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/gallery/20111103-x1.9.html
Schematic illustration of the invisible magnetic field lines generated by the Earth, represented as a dipole magnet field. In actuality, our magnetic shield is squeezed in closer to Earth on the Sun-facing side and extremely elongated on the night-side due to the solar wind. Earth's polarity is not a constant. Unlike a classic bar magnet, the matter governing Earth's magnetic field moves around. Geophysicists are pretty sure that the reason Earth has a magnetic field is because its solid iron...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/gallery/Earths-magneticfieldlines-dipole.html
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A cut-away illustration of Earth's interior. At the heart of our planet lies a solid iron ball, about as hot as the surface of the sun. Researchers call it "the inner core", which is 70% as wide as the moon. It spins at its own rate, as much as 0.2o of longitude per year faster than the Earth layers above it. Surrounding the iron ball is an ocean of liquid iron known as "the outer core." This inner and outer core duo is referred to as Earth's geodynamo. Surrounding the core...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/gallery/earths-dynamiccore.html
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At approximately the same time as the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) launch on November 26, 2011, a solar explosion hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) toward Earth and the Red Planet, as seen in this image captured by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory. Credit: SOHO › Link to associated news item
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/gallery/20111126-cme.html
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At approximately the same time as the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) launch on November 26, 2011, shown here on the right, a solar explosion hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) toward Earth and the Red Planet, as seen in the image on the left captured by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory. Credit: SOHO
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/gallery/cme-msl-launch.html
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ISS030-E-014379 (21 Dec. 2011) --- Comet Lovejoy is visible near Earth’s horizon in this nighttime image photographed by NASA astronaut Dan Burbank, Expedition 30 commander, onboard the International Space Station on Dec. 21, 2011.
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/multimedia/gallery/iss030e014379.html
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In early December, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory's (SOHO) online "Pick of the Week" reached an impressive milestone: its 500th edition. This is an incredibly popular feature, which highlights one video or image of the sun each week. Featured here are solar images taken from November 22-28, 2011. The Sun produced about a dozen coronal mass ejections (CMEs) in eight days and it did seem like it was working overtime. The SOHO C2 coronagraph shows the storms (both large and...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/soho/soho-potw-500.html
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Still from video: Comet Lovejoy blazes toward the sun and its tail wiggles as it interacts with the solar wind. By the end of the day on December 15, 2011, the comet will graze some some 75,000 miles above the sun's surface through the several million degree solar corona, and quite likely evaporate. The movie was recorded by STEREO using the Sun Earth Connection Coronal and Heliospheric Investigation (SECCHI) instrument. Credit: NASA/STEREO/NRL › Link to associated news item
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/gallery/lovejoy-stereo-approach.html
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Still from video: Comet Lovejoy blazes toward the sun and its tail wiggles as it interacts with the solar wind as seen by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which adjusted its cameras in order to watch the trajectory. Not only does this help with comet research—such as how big the comet is and what it's made of -- but it may also help orient instruments on SDO. Since the scientists know where the comet is based on other spacecraft, they can finely determine the position of SDO's mirrors....
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/gallery/lovejoy-sdo-approach.html
This image from the Solar Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) taken the morning of Dec. 16, 2011 shows the comet head emerging from the right side of the sun. The comet does seem to have left its tail behind, however –that's the nearly vertical streak that remains on the left side of the sun. The comet's survival surprised NASA scientists. Credit: ESA/NASA/SOHO › Link to associated news item
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/gallery/lovejoy-soho-121611.html
Still from video: Comet Lovejoy is seen here exiting from behind the right side of the sun, after an hour of travel through its closest approach to the sun. By tracking how the comet interacts with the sun's atmosphere, the corona, and how material from the tail moves along the sun's magnetic field lines, solar scientists hope to learn more about the corona. The movie was filmed by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) in 171 Angstrom wavelength, which is typically shown in yellow. Credit:...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/gallery/lovejoy-survives-sdo.html
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New Satellites of Uranus Discovered in 2003 Discovery images of one of the newly found Uranus satellites S/2003 U3 showing its motion relative to background stars and galaxies. Scott S. Sheppard and David Jewitt at the University of Hawaii have discovered 2 new outer satellites of Uranus designated S/2001 U2 and S/2003 U3. The discovery images were obtained from the Subaru 8.3m telescope atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii on August 29, 2003. Further observations by the Hawaii team using the Gemini 8.2m...
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Uranus, What -- Discovery,...
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This animation, composed of four images taken by the front hazard-identification camera on the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, shows the rover stretching out its robotic arm, or instrument deployment device. This is the first use of the arm on Mars to deploy the microscopic imager, one of four geological instruments located on the arm. The first frame shows a clear view of the martian surface in front of the rover before the arm was successfully deployed early Friday morning. The subsequent...
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Dr. William H. Pickering (left), Directory of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, presents Mariner spacecraft photos to President Lyndon Baines Johnson in 1964. *Image Credit*: NASA
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This image shows a portion of a 1,700 km long and 65 km wide swath which was taken in south-north direction across the Grand Canyon of Mars (Valles Marineris) from two perspectives. It is the first image of this size that shows the surface of Mars in high resolution (12 metres per pixel), in color and in 3D. *Image Credit*: European Space AgencyDLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)
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On June 2nd, Earth entered a high-speed solar wind stream. Its source: a coronal hole on the sun. Solar wind gusts shook Earth's magnetic field and sparked bright auroras for days.
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If you think auroras look spectacular from Earth, check out the view astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle and International Space Station get when the Earth's magnetosphere is struck by a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from our Sun.
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This image mosaic taken by the panoramic camera onboard the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows the rover's landing site, the Columbia Memorial Station, at Gusev Crater, Mars. This spectacular view may encapsulate Spirit's entire journey, from lander to its possible final destination toward the east hills. On its way, the rover will travel 250 meters (820 feet) northeast to a large crater approximately 200 meters (660 feet) across, the ridge of which can be seen to the left of this image. To...
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Photographer David Guerra, of Edinburg, Texas, captured this stunning view of Monday's partial solar eclipse. His shots are showcased with other intriguing views of the event in Spaceweather.com's June 10 photo gallery.
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An enormous magnetic loop of hot gases creates a glowing handle on the Sun. The June 9 'prominence' was caused by explosive instabilities in the Sun's magnetic field.
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As Spirit descended onto Mars' surface on Jan. 3, 2004 it performed a series of entry, descent and landing actions, leaving visible marks on the surface of Mars. This "path" of Spirit's descent can be seen labeled in this image. This image is a composite of images taken by the camera on Mars Global Surveyor and Spirit's descent image motion estimation system camera. *Image Credit*: NASA
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Even a relatively quiet day on the Sun is busy. This ultraviolet image shows bright, glowing arcs of gas flowing around the sunspots. *Image Credit*: NASA
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The black dot in this picture of the Sun is Mercury. The planet made a rare pass in front of the Sun on May 7, 2003. The SOHO and TRACE spacecraft were watching with all instruments. The spacecraft websites are among many with Mercury transit galleries. *Image Credit*: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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This Mars 2001 Odyssey composite image from orbit shows Opportunity's landing site at Meridiani Planum, Spirit's landing site at Gusev Crater and other locations on Mars. *Image Credit*: NASA
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Five planets - Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn - gather over the ancient Stonehenge monument in England. *Image Copyright*: Philip Perkins
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